On April 25, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA, Christine S. Green gave birth to her first baby boy. God breathed life into him, and she named him Gary Christopher Green. On Saturday, September 19, 2020 at University Medical Center, the Lord spoke to his angels and ordered wings for his soldier Gary. He said give him wings, his work on earth is done. Gary slept peacefully while he received his wings.
Gary was educated in the Philadelphia School System. After graduation and a few odd jobs, Gary joined the U.S. Army in 1968 where he completed his commitment of four years of service and was honorably discharged.
After his tour of service, Gary was employed at the IRS and lastly as an independent Mortgage Auditor prior to retiring.
In the cold winter of 2003, Gary was sent to Cincinnati, OH to audit records of Wells Fargo. This is where he met the love of his life, Regenia Cooper who he affectionately called his “snow bunny”. After a whirl wind romance, Gary and Regenia were married in 2004 while living in Atlanta, GA. Gary loved traveling and God blessed Gary and his wife to be able to vacation and travel to over 35 states nationally, international counties and many US territories.
Gary joined The Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on January 7, 2018. While there, the Lord gave Gary a word to start and revitalize the Evangelism Outreach Minis-try at Greater New Hope. This ministry was near and dear to his heart. In addition, Gary was part of the Men’s Choir and Mass Choir. He wanted to serve more, but his failing health prevented him from doing so. He believed in the Lord and one of his favorite verses was Matthew 19:26, Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” And God made a lot of things possible for Gary, so many in fact, many times it baffled him. He was a soldier for the Lord. At Gary’s church in the Atlanta area, he taught classes to inmates at Walker Prison twice a month. He also beat the pavement with the Outreach Ministry to witness God’s love to the homeless. He had a real passion for both ministries.
Gary is preceded in death by his mother, Christine Seretha Green and his sister, Paulette Green-El.
Gary leaves fond memories of him to cherish to his loving and devoted wife, Regenia; his sons, Chris (wife Cynthia), Rodney (wife Tara) and Tony, all of Philadelphia, PA and Nick of Lawrenceville, GA; siblings, Anthony Green, Joseph Green and Kenneth Green (wife Maiza), all of Philadelphia, PA and a sister, Marie Green of Decatur, GA; grandson, Quadir and a great-granddaughter; his loyal sister-in-laws, Geraldine Norman and Vivian Muldrow of Cincinnati, OH; special friend, Ben Ratliffe, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
I am so thankful for the time we shared. I love you, my Gary. You will forever be in my heart.
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